Romans 3:23

“For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Romans 3:23

For all haue sinned, and come short of the glory of God,
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,
- New American Standard Version (1995)

for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;
- American Standard Version (1901)

For all have done wrong and are far from the glory of God;
- Basic English Bible

for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
- Darby Bible

For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
- Webster's Bible

for all alike have sinned, and all consciously come short of the glory of God,
- Weymouth Bible

for all have sinned, and fall short of the glory of God;
- World English Bible

For alle men synneden, and han nede to the glorie of God;
- Wycliffe Bible

for all did sin, and are come short of the glory of God --
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Romans 3:23

Wesley's Notes for Romans 3:23

3:23 For all have sinned - In Adam, and in their own persons; by a sinful nature, sinful tempers, and sinful actions. And are fallen short of the glory of God - The supreme end of man; short of his image on earth, and the enjoyment of him in heaven.

People's Bible Notes for Romans 3:23

Ro 3:23 For all have sinned. This has been already shown. And come short of the glory of God. Wycliffe says, "Have need of the glory of God". I believe this suggests the idea. Man was made originally in the image of God. He was then sinless. No sinner is in the Divine image. All have sinned, and to have the divine likeness restored, need to have their sins blotted out. Until this is done they come short of the glory of God.

Discussion for Romans 3:23

  • Charles ochieng aloo on Romans 3:23
    Sin entered the world through Adam and Eve, therefore we are all sinners unless we seek the Kingdom of God.
  • Marty on Romans 3:23
    What shall we say then ? Shall we continue in sin that GRACE may abound ?
  • MockingBird on Romans 3:23
    Before I asked the Lord to come into my heart and to make me new I sinned continually That was all I knew to do.I committed sin on a habitual basis Now that I am a new creature in Christ I do not habitually sin I sin but I do not stay in it .I have the right to get out of it through Jesus Christ.1John 3 all of it . Especially v. 9. Sin is missing the mark it is death Seperation from God. To be separated from God is Hell. I would shutter at the though that I would ever be separated from my Lord Jesus Christ. I am not a sinner. I am a Christian that sins but when I recognize that I have sinned or willing sin I immediately turn around. I am not a habital sinner any more !!!! Praise God !!!!
  • Bisi odufuye on Romans 3:23
    the sin of man has brought all kinds of shortages into his life, shortage of peace,health,joy,life and what have you.Summarily,short age arising from untimely death and short lived hope.It is only by retracing his steps back to his Reedemer and liberator, Jesus Christ who bled and died on the cross on his behalf that he can be set free.
  • GEORGE LEEMIX on Romans 3:23
  • Michael .E. on Romans 3:23
    This very verse of the Scripture Romans 3 23 is actualy refering to that man woman who has not accepted Jesus as Lord and Saviour according to Romans10 9 and 10 Why do we need to come to God through Christ Jesus Because every man born of a Woman is born into the world of sin and he has Adamic Nature nature of sin When Adam committed high treason sinned he died a spiritual death which means he was totally seperated from his creator God he lost the glory position fellowship and communion he had with God before the fall It s only in Christ we can be made one with God and have this glory restored back to us JOHN 17vs22 Colorsian1vs27
  • Kenneth lindsey on Romans 3:23
    to come short mean that we've taken on another position and condition a fallen one. we are different then what God's original creative picture of us was prior to the fall. therefore we cannot represent His glory, His image, and His character because we are able to reflect who his is because of what we have become. we are a fallen creature, it's like having a hunch back that can never be corrected unless the potter God makes us over again.
  • Wilbur Lee Salway on Romans 3:23
    This verse teaches the very plain truth about every human being and that is that everyone has sinned without exception. The word “come short” carries with it the meaning of “inferior or failure.” Man’s sin has caused them to fail in grasping the glory of God, even though man in his pride likes to think that his track record of works bring glory to God. (1 Ki 8:46 KJV) If they sin against thee, (for there is no man that sinneth not,) and thou be angry with them, and deliver them to the enemy, so that they carry them away captives unto the land of the enemy, far or near; Even in the Old Testament the fact was made clear that there is not one person on Earth who has not sinned.
  • Rev. Autrey on Romans 3:23
    (Verse 23) "For all have sinned ..." This means that because of our sinful nature we are going to commit sins. This applies to all people, whether we live under the law or grace. The issue is then, how do we get rid of these sins. Or stated more plainly, how do we make ourselves righteous.

    Paul states plainly that we do this by letting Jesus take away our sins. "He has done this through Christ Jesus, who has freed us by taking away our sins. For God sent Jesus to take the punishment for our sins and to satisfy God's anger against us." He goes on to say, "We are made right with God when we believe that Jesus shed his blood, sacrificing his life for us."

    In other words, the death of Jesus was a subsutitute for our deaths. That is, it was supposed to be us dying on that cross, but Jesus took our place. This is what it means to say that we are saved by grace. Because in his gracious mercy, God did not punish us, but instead placed the punishment for our sins on Jesus.

    I use the terms "God" and "Jesus" to mean the same because as it is expressed in John 1:1, "... and the Word (Jesus) was God." That's why Paul in 1 Timothy 2:3 calls Jesus "God our Savior."
  • David livingstone on Romans 3:23
    All humans are guilty of this 1 Kings 8:46a (for there is no man that sinneth not). Job 15:14, 'what is man, that he should be clean?’; and he which is born of a WOMAN (Adamic nature) that he should be righteous? So until you allow Jesus into your life Today, that glory is absent. Colossians 1:27 says Christ in me the hope of Glory. Receive your glory now by saying after me 'LORD JESUS, I believe in you now, all that sacrifice was for me, I accept you today, come into my life an restore the Glory. AMEN. GOD bless you.


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